Publication Date: February 2007
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Mackenzie M. Eaglen
Research Area: Military and defense
Keywords: National security; Coast Guard; Budget
Coverage: United States
The U.S. Navy should increase shipbuilding by finding efficiencies within the current shipbuilding budget, continuing to invest in modernization programs, strengthening and codifying the National Fleet Policy, and focusing on its primary blue-water missions and leaving the littoral and riverine missions on the other end of the maritime security spectrum to the U.S. Coast Guard.